The float glass finds primary usage in real estate and automobile sectors while container glass is directed to the beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. The other glass segment mainly includes glass used in optical and lens industry and in manufacture of cutlery, electrical insulation and various other sectors.
The report is then followed by the market overview section categorized into 3 sub sections. The first section highlights the market size and growth of the total glass market of India, highlights the growth opportunity of glass industry due to the low per capita glass consumption and also provides the percentage segmentation of glass consumed in container, flat and other glass. The report then focuses on the container glass market – the market size in value terms along with the forecasted growth. The section also discusses the present production valuation and per capita consumption valuation with forecasted estimations five years hence. The section further provides the sectoral snapshot of container glass industry giving percentage demand breakup of the sectors consuming container glass. The regional installation and demand base has also been elaborated in the report along with a brief snapshot of regions in India where demand for container glass is reasonably high. The report then discusses the major types of container glass with percentage demand that the glass faces application wise. The section also elaborates the recent investments that have taken place in the industry by major stakeholders in India in recent times.
Thereafter the report provides an elaborate section on the export-import overview of the container glass market along with a detailed segmental breakup of the major components of container glass.
A distribution channel of container glass has been incorporated for an effective understanding of the flow of finished glass containers from manufacturers to the final consumers.
The section is then followed by the drivers and challenges. The factors that are propelling the container glass include its use in packaging industry, the qualitative aspect of glass that makes glass a more hygienic and eco-friendly packaging material and the relative cost advantage that India has in production of glass. The challenges that the sector is facing include rise in price of soda ash, various other alternative packaging materials that are creeping in and the reusable nature of glass which in turn is affecting the demand for newly manufactured glass.
The report then deals with the technology trends in the container glass industry. Blow and Blow method of container glass production being the most commonly used process and the new technique that is gradually emerging into prominence being Narrow Neck Press and Blow has also been covered with a comparative study of the two technologies.
The report also covers a section on the green potential of glass that deals with the eco-friendly nature of glass and its energy saving potential since it can be manufactured by the use of non-conventional energy.
The competition section gives overview of container glass manufacturers in India. The report highlights the features of the major players operating in the market in detail. It includes elaborate profile of the major players in the market along with their financial analysis. Porters Five Forces Analysis has been incorporated for a brief but effective understanding of the market scenario.
The report thereafter provides key recent developments that have taken place in the market. The report is then finally concluded with strategic recommendations section that focuses on some effective strategic decisions which can be taken up by companies to increase their market shares.